Bach Ma National Park is situated between Hue and Hoi An within the area of Phu Loc and Nam Dong districts, about 60 km to the south of Hue city.
Bach Ma was set up as a hill resort in 1932 by the French. It was finally declared a National Park in 1991 with the natural area of 22 ha around Bach Ma Mountain. Bach Ma Mountain is 1450 m high, and is covered by clouds all year round. At the mountain peak, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of continuous mountain ranges and the coast. Because of its high altitude, the summit area of Bach Ma Mountain is always around 7 degrees lower than the surrounding lowland areas with fresh and cool air. The favorable climate conditions have brought great potential for developing tourism as well as preserving natural flora and fauna system. The park is home to two types of forest: sub-tropical evergreen monsoon forest above the height of 900 m, and tropical evergreen monsoon forest below that mark. This is an important resource of eco-tourism in Bach Ma area. Coming to Bach Ma National Park, tourist will a chance to get closer to nature, exploring mysterious mountain trails with many precious species of trees and herbs, animals, birds, reptiles, fishes, butterflies, insects… Numerous bird species are worth adding to tourists’ bird-watching collection. The time in February is famous for the red azalea blossoms, well worth discovering and exploring with dry weather and pleasant temperatures. Most people visit Bach Ma in summer to escape the heat, and the park is particularly busy during weekends in June, July and August. Entrance fee to the park is VND 40,000.